What’s on at the NAGB

Seasonal hours and Insurance Management’s special The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is getting into the holiday spirit with extended visiting hours. The gallery is normally open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Now, the NAGB is offering an extra hour of visiting time, remaining open until 5 p.m. to give students and families time to visit after school and work. This will come in handy this month, when Insurance Management will be underwriting the cost of NAGB admission for all locals and residents.

From December 19 to January 16, locals will be able to enjoy the Brent Malone retrospective exhibition free of charge, courtesy of Insurance Management. R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation features more than 260 works by the legendary Bahamian artist. In true seasonal style, visitors are sure to appreciate the Junkanoo exhibition, where more than 50 works tell the story of Junkanoo’s importance to the local creative community.

Panel talk: Cultivating creators and Bahamian art and the marketplace Brent Malone spent much of his life cultivating collectors and promoting his work. In so doing he became a businessman and did well as an artist. Even now, after death, his work continues to sell, and his estate is managed by his daughter, Marysa Malone. The NAGB will be hosting a discussion at 7 p.m. on December 17 on the importance of cultivating collectors and how to do so. The conversation will cover the business of handling an active artist’s estate. Panel speakers will include estate manager Marysa Malone and art dealers Jay Koment and Uli Voges. For more information, contact the NAGB at 328-5800.